23. October 2020 - 20:00
The Jubilee Retreat
United StatesAbingdon822 E Main St, Abingdon, Virginia 24210

Abingdon, VA: Bluegrass Jam Camp with Gilbert Nelson, The Jubilee Retreat, Friday, 23. October 2020

Wernick Method Bluegrass Jamming Class

Taught by Gilbert Nelson



October 23-25, 2020

Abingdon, VA – Jubilee House Retreat Center

Friday 4-8pm; Saturday 10-6pm; Sunday 10-4pm



Tuition: $300



Assisted by Leigh Nelson



Saturday and Sunday lunch included. On-site private accommodations available; contact Leigh Nelson for more information.



All bluegrass instruments welcome

No jamming experience necessary

You will be jamming the first class!

Friendly, encouraging, knowledgeable teaching.

Mistakes allowed!

Singing not required, but encouraged and taught.

Easy 2- and 3-chord songs, slow speeds.

Soloing not required! “Faking” solos taught.



Do you qualify? It’s easier than you may think!

If you play guitar, mandolin, banjo, fiddle, bass, or dobro... you can be part of a bluegrass jam.



Only requirements:

You must be able to tune your instrument (electronic tuning devices welcome) and change smoothly between G, C, D, and A. (Fiddles and basses need to know which notes work with which chords)



The sooner you sign up, the sooner you'll receive the student study materials for the camp. Click on 'Tickets' above.



Gilbert Nelson has been a regular on the jam scene for 30 years, with a passion for jamming, performing and teaching a variety of instruments. Gilbert’s teaching is action packed and always encouraging, emphasizing fun and success, providing a safe and supportive learning environment while still finding ways to stretch comfort zones and bring students to a higher level of musical maturity. Gilbert leads his own band “The Jam Town Grass” as well as coaching other groups in musicianship and stagecraft.

Abingdon, VA: Bluegrass Jam Camp with Gilbert Nelson

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